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- Website: Informed Health Online
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Dietary supplements are vitamins, minerals, herbs and other products, intended to be taken in addition to your normal diet. Many claims about supplements are unproven and some may be harmful to your health. This resource includes questions to consider about supplements.
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vitamins, fatty acid, protein, carbohydrate, brewer's yeast, probiotic, algae, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C
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Rated on: 3/16/2017 3:15:26 PM
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